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Middle East/North Africa Security

Libya’s collapse is changing North Africa

Since 2011, Libya has slowly swirled into lawlessness, providing unprecedented opportunities for migrants and traders throughout the Sahel.

Middle East/North Africa Security

From storm to calm: How Lebanon became a shelter in the Levant

Lebanon maintains its stability as parties benefit from the current situation and protect the status quo. A guest post by Martin Krastrup, Co-founder and Head of Programmes for Atlas Assistance.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Libya’s troubled future

Despite the recent success of UN mediation efforts, an end to Libya’s civil war remains unlikely for now. Recent unification talks have raised the prospect of ending the civil war

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Challenges for Libya’s oil sector

Libya’s oil sector faces a host of challenges. The failure of the Tripoli-based GNC and Tobruk governments to reach a unity peace deal last month is pushing the country into

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is time ripe for a UN-brokered peace deal in Libya?

Four years after the removal of Gadhafi from power, Libya is still struggling with two competing governments, violence, and instability. A UN-brokered peace deal could be struck in late October.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Islamist militias take key oil fields in Libya

Libya goes from bad to worse and approaches failed state status. The implications could be far-reaching. Bad news out of Libya has become the norm since the ousting of Muammar

Middle East/North Africa Security

Islamic State in Libya targets foreign assets and personnel

Islamic State (IS) is expanding its focus to Libya, with an emphasis on targeting foreigners and foreign assets. As a consequence of the attack led by Sunni extremist fighters against the

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

EDA: At risk of collapse Libya leans on oil industry

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: As rival militias continue their fight for power in Tripoli and across the country, Libya hopes the security of its vital oil industry can provide some semblance of

Middle East/North Africa Security

How will Libya’s ongoing crisis affect MENA region?

Libya faces ongoing political threats including Islamist extremists, all the while it still lacks central control over its oil resources. The internal turmoil could have international implications. As international attention shifts to

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Khalifa Haftar Libya’s next strongman?

Violence in Libya has moved the country close to a failed state. With the United States determined to prevent another Islamist takeover in the region, is General Khalifa Haftar in line to